The Association of Local Governments of Nigeria (ALGON), Oyo State chapter, has congratulated Gov. Seyi Makinde on the occasion of his 100 days in office, according to a statement issued on Friday in Ibadan by the state Chairman, Prince Ayodeji Abass-Aleshinloye.
Makinde recently marked his 100 days in office, with inauguration of some projects.
“We equally pray that, like water, Mr Governor’s tenure will be odourless and not lacking necessary policies and well-thought out programmes to deliver good governance to our people,” the association said.
ALGON added that Makinde’s 100 days in office must have revealed to him that governance is beyond rhetorics, imagination, creating aliases, media hype and deceptive branding.
“We urge him to always be factual on happenings, instead of being spontaneous in acts, deeds and echoing hearsay on air.
“Like his predecessor, he should let facts, physical and structural developments across the state speak more for themselves and prove whether his “new water” is indeed fresh or recycled from the illicit past of his sponsors,” it said.
The association commended Makinde’s continual payment of monthly salaries of civil servants, an example, they said, he inherited from the immediate past administration.
“We counsel that no uncountable media propaganda and hypes can transform the state except by actual development which all can see. 100 days of any administration is its season of maximum goodwill from the people.